Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Needing to trim their roster to 53 players on Friday, the Cardinals announced 13 cuts as well as the placement of guard Jonathan Cooper, the team's first-round draft pick, on season-ending injured reserve. The players released were receiver Mike Thomas, receiver Dan Buckner, linebacker Colin Parker, defensive tackle David Carter, guard Chilo Rachal, guard Senio Kelemete, receiver Charles Hawkins, safety Jonathon Amaya, center Adam Bice, tight end Alex Gottlieb, linebacker Zack Nash, tight end Richard Quinn and safety Curtis Taylor. Thomas, Buckner and Hawkins had been among those competing for the team's fourth and fifth receiver spots, while Rachal was considered a backup option at guard in light of Cooper's injury. The bigger surprise, however, may have been the release of Carter, who earned increased playing time -- including four starts -- on the defensive line over the course of last season, his second in the league. Since the roster had been at 75 players entering the day,...
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